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Picking out seeds...

Have you ever gone through one of those garden seed catalogs? We discovered a problem with them. By the time you get to the end you have 137 different types of seeds selected and they are all “ooooh we HAVE to have these” seeds. Now the fun starts. Where do you plant 137 different types of vegetables?

Okay okay, maybe it isn’t 137; but I still think I am going to have to turn the majority of my backyard into a garden or make some significant cuts in the seeds list:

  • Artichokes
  • Asparagus
  • Pole beans
  • Broccolini
  • Broccoli – mixed types
  • Rainbow carrots
  • Winter carrots
  • Early cabbage
  • Red celery
  • Winter cabbage
  • Collards
  • Pickling cucumber
  • Gourds (Jen’s pick)                            
  • Kale
  • Mixed lettuce
  • Mustard Greens
  • Pac Choi
  • Snap Peas
  • Lambkin Melon
  • Mixed onion starts
  • Small sugar pumpkin
  • Warty pumpkin
  • Fairytale pumpkin
  • Trailing zucchini
  • Piccolo squash
  • Butterstick summer squash
  • Jumbo pink banana squash
  • Butternut squash
  • Spaghetti squash
  • Tomatoes
  • Corn
  • Assorted potatoes

Three types of pumpkins? Does anyone REALLY need 3 kinds of pumpkins? Apparently we do…

Do the Maddie shuffle…

Here is a short video of some of Maddies first steps:

MaddieWaddle 1-26

Tom the Cat

Today we said goodbye to Tom. “Tom the Cat” to be exact. Tom was the prototypical feline hunting machine, felling mouse, rat, bird, squirrel, mole, frog, bug and rabbit as they crossed his path. Rarely have I known a cat so generous with his gifts of live and dead yard “findings”.
“I love you Tom, and I loved how he was so soft” – Emma
“Yeah… That’s what I was going to say! And he was really good at hunting” – Finley
“Tom was such a nice cat, and he was so useful. The best cat we have ever had.” – Keegan
“Da da maaaa aba” – Maddie

Maddie's Flower

Maddie’s flower pictures….